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The Language of the Universe: A Visual Exploration of Mathematics

Lower Age: 9
Upper Age: 11
Website: https://www.candlewick.com/cat.asp?browse=Title&mode=book&isbn=1536215058&pix=y
Price: $24.99
Year Added: 2020
Amazon URL: https://bit.ly/languageoftheuniverse
TOP 10 PICK: "From atoms to beehives to the movement of the planets, everything around us is buzzing with math!"

The Language of the Universe: A Visual Exploration of Mathematics

The Language of the Universe: a Visual Exploration of Mathematics, written by Colin Stewart and illustrated by Ximo Abadia, is a book intended for ages nine to eleven that explores how mathematics affects different aspects of our world.

Through the text, readers learn about a wide range of topics including nature, science, space, and technology. Readers are also introduced to basic mathematical and scientific principles, such as the fibonacci sequence, genetics, atom patterns, gas laws, and circuits. The illustrations help readers understand the connection of mathematics to different aspects of the world. This book uses a wide range of colors, illustrations, and page layouts to keep every page interesting and exciting, especially for young readers. 

This is a great gift for curious readers because it encourages them to learn about and analyze the world around them. The book offers new perspectives about the universe. Engineers are analytical and curious, and The Language of the Universe: a Visual Exploration of Mathematics works toward enhancing these skills.

Framework Categories

Apply Science, Engineering, Mathematics Knowledge
Conceptions of Engineers and Engineering
Engineering Tools and Processes
Issues, Solutions, and Impacts

Moore, T.J., Glancy, A.W., Tank, K.M., Kersten, J.A., Smith, K.A., & Stohlmann, M.S.  (2014). A framework for quality K-12 engineering education: Research and developmentJournal of Precollege Engineering Education Research, 4(1), 1-13. 

 

One reviewer said,

"I really liked this book for the size, colors, patterns/layouts used, and more. I felt very engaged because I was learning about natural patterns that I haven't heard about before. Each page was very visually stimulating and pleasing with constant pictures about what what being mentioned on the page. It was also a pretty basic introduction to terms like collagen and more."